Last Friday, the Civil Contractors Federation of New South Wales (CCF NSW) hosted their annual Earth Awards. With over 500 civil contractors celebrating the amazing work the industry is doing, it really was the night for the civil industry!
The Earth Awards recognises civil contractors who excelled in all areas of project delivery. Inclusive of project management, innovation, people development and training, quality, safety and the environment. Collectively, nominees delivered projects on time and within budget which in itself is a massive win for the industry. Any civil contractor knows the challenges of delivering a project on time and within the budget given all the factors that influence timely delivery. In addition to delivering successful projects, finalists went above and beyond their scope of work by embracing diversity across all projects from onboarding Indigenous trainees in regional areas to supporting women in civil.
The CCF NSW has undertaken a lot of fantastic initiatives over the last year. Such as the opening of the Institute of Civil Infrastructure and their Women in Civil programme started by Kim Liddell, Managing Director and Founder of NDEA and CCF NSW Treasurer. The most notable part of the night was definitely the awe-inspiring showcase on the Women in Civil movement by Asha Russell, Directing Manager of Sage Civil. Asha actively supports CCF NSW Women in Civil initiative by speaking at schools to educate and advocate of the opportunities available to girls within the civil industry. During the event, Asha showcased her recent initiative to encourage women to be confident in a male-dominated industry and explore a career in civil through painting one of her dozers pink!
The night really showcased the complex work the civil industry does and the real problems they solve. From complex bridge bearing replacements to pipeline installations to combat severe water shortages at Broken Hill and surrounding communities. It really is a testament to these industry leaders who are implementing innovating technologies and complex problem-solving skills to support infrastructure work across Australia.
Assignar was truly honoured to be a part of the awards night and to support our customers who were finalists in Category 2: Projects between $2 million – $5 million. JBG Contractors were nominated for their work on the 100m Open Range – Beecroft Weapons Range and Green Civil Con were nominated for their work in Springvale. Specifically, the raw water transfer pipeline and the Springvale interface piping installation works.
Congratulations to the 2019 CCF NSW Earth Awards winners:
Category 1: Up to $2 Million
Complex Civil Pty Ltd – Blaxland Crossing Bridge Bearing Replacement
Category 2: $2 to $5 Million
Bridge and Civil Pty Ltd – Structures Replacement & Repair Works FY18 Separable Portion 2
Category 3: $5 to $10 Million
Ertech Pty Ltd – Blue Mile Tramway Seawall and Shared Path Upgrade
Category 4: $10 to $30 Million
Delta Group – Western Sydney Stadium
Category 5: $30 to $75 Million
Seymour Whyte Constructions – Yandhai Nepean Crossing
Category 6: Greater than $75 Million
John Holland – Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline
This year’s Earth Awards was the biggest CCF NSW has ever hosted and is reflective of the active engagement the civil industry has in supporting their fellow contractors. As one of the award winners mentioned during their award acceptance speech,
“This award is dedicated to everyone in this room. It really is a testament to all the hard work we do for our families and for these projects”.